Other forms: spritzes; spritzed; spritzing

To spritz is to spray quickly and briefly, or in bursts. Rather than dousing yourself in cologne before your big date, you should probably just spritz a little on your neck.

Spritz has roots in the German verb spritzen, "to squirt." You might spritz your bathroom with air freshener, spritz a pan with cooking spray, or spritz your fancy hairdo with hairspray. There are also several drinks influenced by the word spritz, including a spritzer, a bubbly carbonated drink made with wine or fruit juice.

Definitions of spritz
  1. verb
    eject (a liquid) quickly
    spritz water on a surface”
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    type of:
    eject, force out, squeeze out, squirt
    cause to come out in a squirt
  2. verb
    cover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid onto it
    Spritz the lawn with water”
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    type of:
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  3. noun
    a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
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    type of:
    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt
    the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
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